1.1 This specification covers non-asbestos fiber-mat reinforced cement substrate sheets manufactured to be dimensionally stable and suitable as either an unfinished substrate (see Note 1) or as a substrate for decoration such as natural stone or tile on walls, floors, or decks in wet and dry areas.
Note 1—When used as an unfinished substrate, consult the manufacturer's written installation literature for proper application details.
1.2 This specification is not applicable to asbestos-cement flat sheets (Specification C 220); non-asbestos fiber cement flat sheets for exterior applications such as claddings, facades, curtain walls, and soffits (Specification C 1186); gypsum backing board, coreboard, and shaftliner (Specification C 442); water-resistant gypsum backing board (Specification C 630); glass mat gypsum backing board (Specification C 1178); particle boards (Definitions D 1554); and discrete non-asbestos fiber cement interior substrate sheets (Specification C 1288).
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units which are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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